Monday, September 29, 2014

Mounting small work

Making small work is a good break from my usual work. Since the open studio tour I have been planning to do another show with a few other artists and wanted to create small work that is more affordable for people. I came across Melody Johnson's post about displaying small works and decided to try it out.

Here are a couple of my first pieces:



These cradle boards are 9" x 12" and were bought online from Cheap Joe's.

As per Melody Johnson's blog post, I bought Velcro "Wafer thin fasteners". They are peel and stick which makes them very easy to use. I stick them to each corner of the cradle board and remove the protective backing, then press the back of the quilt onto the sticky oval.
If you stick the oval to the cradle board first, leaving both pieces "velcroed" together, then you can press the quilt onto the back of the velcro and don't have to worry about lining them up. It's sticky so it sticks to the back of the quilt.  



8 comments:

  1. Looks great. How do you attach them ?

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    1. I edited the post and added photo's. Hope that helps - let me know if it's not clear.

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  2. Try # 2 to leave a comment: Like it. Same question as Clairan. Please share how you attached your quilt. :-)

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  3. Hi,, I understand how you attach to the quilt/ small art work, but what are you putting on the other side to hang to the wall. Also, what is the benefit vs putting a sleeve, and wood hanger? You are not wrapping around, perhaps like gallery wrap or painting and permanently adhering to painted gallery wrap canvas.. If someone purchases the piece, do you sell it with the cradle board or take it off and have a finished back.. Curious about the benefits, other than less costly. vivian

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    1. The cradle board gives it a more finished look and is easy to hang on the wall. It is open in the back, just like a wrapped canvas. One nail and the purchaser can hang it on the wall. It looks more like art and less like a place mat ;-)

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  4. Great idea......thanks for sharing!

    xxoo

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